Episode 14 : Patrick Tindana and Simma, “The Inclusionist” in an everyday conversation on race


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Patrick Tindana nd Simma, “The Inclusionist,”

Patrick Tindana and Simma, “The Inclusionist” in an everyday conversation on race.

 

Key topics:

Hear the history and motivation behind Everyday Conversations on Race.

What it was like to be the only white student at a Hispanic college, and why it’s not the same as being the only person of color in an all-white school.

 

Why it’s more important for white people to take action to eliminate racism today than to spend time feeling guilty.

 

The intersection, overlap and questions related to race, color, ethnicity and other differences. How skin color can determine health outcomes, access to services and treatment by others.

 

Too often when people feel uncomfortable around people who are different, they ignore them and people of color become almost invisible.

 

There are different ways to talk about race. Some people relate to intellectual, academic conversations like Robin DeAngelo, and other people connect more on emotional levels or specific examples like Beau from the 5th Column. Both ways can prompt listeners, particularly white people to take action.

 

While racism in systemic and institutional, it’s created and perpetuated by individual people. It will take individual people to change those systems and processes, and no one can do it alone.

 

Patrick breaks down the differences in understanding and experiencing racism in the US between a Black person born in the US and Black people coming from Africa.

 

He talks about the exhaustion of dealing with racism every day, and  knowing that people of color are getting detained for selling water, harassed for speaking Spanish, or babysitting for white kids.

 

Patrick and Simma share their diversity heroes who have stepped up and spoken out against racist actions, and diversity zeroes who have harassed people of color for speaking Spanish, called police on the Black man babysitting two white kids, or going entering his own apartment.

 

Patrick Tindana

 

 

 

 

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